It is interesting to note that when attempting to get to the root of the concept of ‘truth’ one is referred to the topic of verification by such ennobled sources as Black’s LAw Dictionary. The fact that something can be so without the intervention of witnesses is a very curious phenomena indeed. The idea that ‘verite’ is dependent upon an oath as opposed to mutably appreciable experience seems to be the core principle of common understanding in our contemporary information addicted world. For if you look at the seminal events that have powered societies forth for thousands of years through many successive superseding empires,one might also find a singular image tied to some pivotal event that is used to control the boundaries of speculative thought. If one searches one’s own consciousness in terms of other far off unvisited lands one can easily employ a visual avatar of some sort that is readily available to the task of describing that place in an instant. Paris, “Eiffel Tower”, New York, “Empire State Building”, London, “Big Ben”.
These associations are not so contrite out of mere chance association but by the popular conventions of the artistic convention of the journalistic shorthand of both literature and entertainment. As a customary form of mass indoctrination that relates to any political topic an image or analogy relating to same is carefully sifted from the event and put forth to provide instant recognition of the most desirable political conclusion. The most elemental image that inspires the essential power of the United States military comes from the re-staging of a flag raising on Mount Suribachi in WW2. Truth then becomes a matter of an underlying verification of the situation based upon the default internalized lexicon of ‘plug and play’ semiotics. Thus something as innocuous as a ‘box cutter’ is the undeniable symbol of airline terrorism even though to date there is no one alive who can speak to direct knowledge of its employ. And in the latest spate of violent events elevated to gladiatorial national prominence there is little to tie the officially designated perpetrators to the commission of heinous crimes besides the official story that, if anyone follows such things, changes periodically to suit the political agenda of government policies. Consider if you will the magically disappearing Boeing 757 that left no trace of matching aviation debris when it hit the Pentagon building on September 11th, 2001? How odd that the mysterious young perpetrator, Adam Lanza, who no one has purported to have seen for almost three years running, does not share a similar distinction with famous criminals of old like John Dillinger in having his posthumous visage plastered over every newsstand and TV screen in the nation? It is certainly not due to a universally held sensitivity to shield the untoward eyes of the young in haplessly viewing something that might create a traumatic experience than the plethora of first person shooter video games and Internet pornography.
If truth is a matter of assessing the believability of the oaths of witnesses, then how can even be sure that the story is plausible if no one living comes forth to point a finger in a court hearing and say, “That’s the one who did it?” Instead we have a media circus embroiled at the moment of the chase in random speculation as guided by hidden policy masters spinning government dogma. As ‘we’ are approaching the ‘Summer sweeps’ of national political drama with more initially enigmatic acts of domestic terrorism ahead it might be helpful to connect the dots symbolically speaking in terms of the artifacts offered to the public consideration as being significant of signs of danger. The list might include, underwear, jogging shoes, pressure cookers, AR-15 tactical rifles, and backpacks . “If you or anyone you know sees anyone fitting any part of this description then it is advised that you contact your local DHS fusion center immediately!”